Neo-Assyrian Cylinder Seal with Scene of Genius Fighting Winged Bull-MenNeo-Assyrian (Late Assyrian)
9th century - 7th century BCE
1 1/4 x 19/32 x 19/32 in. (3.2 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: S.115
Geography: Asia, Iraq
Classification: Clothing and Adornments; Personal Gear
This object has the following keywords:
- cylinder seals - Cylinders of hard material engraved in intaglio upon the curved surface, used especially in ancient Mesopotamia to roll an identifying impression on wet clay.
- Late Assyrian - Refers to the Assyrian period and style aboout 1000 to 612 BCE. The reigns of individuals kings produced various styles most commonly seen in palace decoration, particularly in the form of reliefs. Generally, these reliefs exhibit a high degree of attention to detail, a narrative quality, and an attempt at realism not seen before in the art of the ancient Near East.
- Mesopotamian glyptic styles - Glyptic styles belonging to Mesopotamian cultures.
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